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This is a fairly common Cone Shell - Euprotomus vomer, usually buried under the sands and they come out at night or late afternoon to feed. They have interesting eyes at the end of their eye stalks.
So happy to see this lil guy WIN!! CONGRATS!! :)
Thanks, @Daniele and PN for selecting this picture.Thanks too, @Antonio :)
Congratulations Albert, your Vomer's conch won joint second position in our 2017 Best Wildlife Photo competition, Others category: Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...Twitter:https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/9...
Thanks, @armadeus.4 and @SarahWhitt for your kind words :)
OH.MY.GOSH!!!!! That is FANTASTIC!!
Awesome critter! Great shots Albert! Congratulations and thank you for sharing :)
Thanks, @Daniele for the SOTD :), indeed their eyes are very interesting and is becoming a favourite subject for Underwater Macro Photographers.Thanks too, @triggsturner, @remkinloch, @flowntheloop, @SukanyaDatta and @Christina Y. for your kind words and support :)
That is an amazing photo. It looks cute and alien like at the same time! Well deserved SOTD.
Thats a ripper Albert! Congrats on your SOTD.
Congratulations Albert, your Vomer's Conch is our Spotting of the Day!"Eye popping! This Vomer's Conch (Euprotomus vomer) is our Spotting of the Day! This sea snail belongs to the family Strombidae. Strombids are found mainly in tropical and subtropical waters. While most snails have eyes at the base of their tentacles, strombids have large eyes placed at the end of stalks. These stalked eyes can be moved independently and extended out one at a time to scan the snail's surroundings".Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...Twitter:https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/8...
The eyes have it!
Wow! Great spotting, love the eyes!
Quite extraordinary Albert! I've seen this shell many times but never with the critter inside. These eyes!
Lat: 13.76, Long: 120.91
Spotted on Aug 6, 2017 Submitted on Aug 18, 2017
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